Parmesan Biscuits

Parmesan Biscuits

Serves approx 30

4 oz chilled butter, cubed
4 oz plain flour
1 oz freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Pinch cayenne pepper

To Combine the Ingredients:
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Rub the butter into the flour, by hand or in a food processor, until the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the parmesan, seasoning and cayenne pepper.

To Form the Dough:
Work the mixture together into a ball and then knead briefly on a work surface lightly dusted with flour until smooth.

To Make the Biscuits:
Cut the dough in half, flatten each piece slightly, then roll out thinly between 2 large sheets of plastic wrap. Lift off the top piece of plastic wrap and cut into 2 inch biscuits. Carefully lift them onto a lightly buttered baking sheet, then knead together and re-roll the trimmings to make more biscuits. You should make about 30 biscuits in total.

And Finally:
Bake the biscuits for 8-10 minutes until crisp and golden. Leave to cool on the baking sheets. Store in an airtight container.